Missouri at Mississippi State - 11/7/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions
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Missouri Tigers (0-0) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Starkville, MS
The Line: Mississippi State -4.0
The Missouri Tigers will be looking to secure a road win at the Mississippi State Bulldogs on November 7th, 2020 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, MS. Missouri finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (6-6), while Mississippi State went (6-7). The two teams last faced each other during the 2015 campaign. Mississippi State won that meeting, 31-13. Let’s take a closer look at both these programs. Get College Football picks all season long at Pick Dawgz.
Missouri will be looking to have a successful season in the SEC and be on the right side of the end result in their toss up games. A game against Mississippi is one of those games. Missouri will be looking to move up the standings under new head coach Eli Drinkwitz. The Tigers will need to figure out their best option at quarterback, as Kelly Bryant was a senior last year. Coach Drinkwitz will be looking to running back Tyler Badie to set the tone out of the backfield, as Larry Roundtree III is not returning. The offense will need to improve from their ranking of 93rd at the FBS level. For more on Missouri, check out the team preview.
Mississippi State will be guided again by quarterback Garrett Shrader. Shrader passed for over 1,100 yards as a freshman. An even bigger part of the offense will also be back, as Kylin Hill is back. Hill rushed for 1,350 yards and found the end zone 10 times. The defense will be trying to strip the ball, as the defense collected 14 fumbles, after forcing 18. The ability for the Bulldogs to run the ball and force turnovers could be the areas to watch in this contest. For more on Mississippi State,check out the team preview.
Overview: Mississippi State has opened up as a small 4 point favorite at home. Both teams are rather young at quarterback, as Shrader did not play a full season during 2019. Mississippi State has the edge in the backfield, as Kylin Hill has the ability to be one of the best running backs in the SEC. The Bulldogs will be rather young on offense at the skill positions, outside of Hill. Missouri should be able to be competitive in this game and should see better results in 2020. I’m going to side with Missouri to cover here, but an outright win would not be surprising for the Tigers.